Espresso chocolate chip cookies

I can’t say enough how much it is that we loved these cookies…but then again…..lately all of the cookies that I have made we really love :-) The espresso flavor is subtle in here, but you can definitely taste it. If you would like a stronger espresso flavor just add a little bit more of it.

I actually made these cookies for this mocha ice box cake that I have been planning to do for a while now. If the cake turns out good I will be posting the recipe in the blog.

Anyhow, these cookies are just perfect, or at least they are for us. They are chewy cookies, not to crunchy since I actually tried to decrease the sugar amount from the previous tries, and I really think they are perfect for the ice box cake!!!

There is not much else I can say about this recipe, but that it is really a straight forward cookie recipe to prepare. Also, if you like, you can add some nuts to the batter to make the recipe even better.

Enjoy!!

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Espresso chocolate chip cookies

Yield: 26-28 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
3/4 cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/4 cup unrefined sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips, I used 60% cacao Ghirardelli chocolate chips which are not that sweet

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. (I use 4 at a time)

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, eggs, vanilla, sugar and oil. Add flour, oat bran, baking soda, and espresso powder.

Add chocolate chips and combine. Space cookies apart on baking sheets and flatten them slightly with your fingers. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking pan for a couple of minutes and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

Tip: To freeze the cookies, mix dough, form into flattened balls and freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. When completely frozen, transfer them to a ziploc bag and return to the freezer. To bake, place frozen dough balls on baking sheet and bake adding 2-3 minutes to the cooking time. I actually have never done it but intend to soon :-)

7 comments

  1. These look delicious! Thanks for posting! Oh – and I love your photos.

  2. Aww, I want to make these but I don’t really know what to buy when it comes to espresso powder. I guess I’ll try using instant coffee. And I second the photo loving. Can we get a photography tutorial? Please? :) When I make your recipes, I always take pictures and the pictures are always ugly and very unlike yours. Yours are so perfect, like they all belong in a book.

  3. Hamannde,

    I think instant coffee will work, let me know when you try them. I am actually making another batch today because they are already gone and they are so good :-) I actually going to used them for the mocha popsicles I want to make. I am loving the popsicle making :-) and so easy since there is no baking involved….

    About the photo tutorial, the trick is on the camera really!! I bought a niece decent camera for Christmas this year and even if the food looks bad the camera makes it look nice, and I am not kidding. I also bought an extra lens for close ups. It is an awesome machine. I really just shut and try to use different angles as well as trying to shoot in the day light. Besides that I don’t take nothing else into consideration because I really don’t have the time to use diffusers, and other props people use to make their photography better. Maybe one day but for now this is just it. Using a decent camera is what makes the pictures look awesome :-)

    The camera and lenses I use are:

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-T2i-Digital-3-0-Inch-18-55mm/dp/B0035FZJHQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1308584658&sr=8-2

    and the extra lens:

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-50mm-1-8-Camera-Lens/dp/B00007E7JU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1308584720&sr=1-1

    I would actually give a tutorial if I thought I actually used tricks, props and photography techniques to make my pictures better, but I really don’t. I just use this awesome camera and use natural light :-)

  4. How funny, I have the Canon T1i (one step below your camera) and the same lens! But you’re obviously doing something different. Thank you very much for your advice! :)

    I will let you know if the instant coffee works!

  5. Hamannde,

    I some times use construction paper for my backgrounds which I forgot to mention, but really nothing much. Finding the right angle is kind of key for taking good pictures, which I sometimes can’t find :-)

  6. You make it sound so easy but I think it’s incredibly difficult. I’ll take 250 pictures of something and not a single one comes out nicely. Oh well, I guess there’s nothing to do except practice more. :(

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